Navigator Tool.

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by winapi, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. winapi

    winapi Guest


    Just wondered if many of you use the "Navigator Tool"?
    Would you miss it if it were to be taken away. Just interested in some
    A bit of topic maybe, but if anyone has some opinions, fire away.

    Kind regards.
    winapi, Aug 25, 2010
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    Infinitech Guest

    Not so often, but it helps when the images are big, and when I want to check
    details at 100 or 200% (sharpen for example), I would remove other things
    before (like the animation stuffs, or 3D, but it's just because I have no
    use of them).
    I think there is space for everyone in PS, and it's all right as is...
    Infinitech, Aug 26, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    I have never used it to know what I am missing. Or I may use something
    related to it but don't realize it.
    Joel, Aug 26, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    There really isn't a Navigator "tool". Not like the Brush tool or the
    Clone tool. The Navigator enlarges or reduces the size of the image
    on the screen by means of a slider. It's in the panel with
    Adjustments and Masks and is accessible via tab. A red square is
    placed in the Navigator window, and this can be moved so a particular
    area can be seen larger.

    There's also a Zoom function, but that's not really a tool either.
    The letter Z allows you to click to enlarge the view. There are also
    keyboard shorts to enlarge and reduce.

    The image size does not change in any of these, but the view of the
    image does.
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    I still have no idea what I have been missing. I usually use Shortcut
    commands so don't know many names of the commands I use.

    OK, I just Googled and see whT
    Joel, Aug 27, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    ---Sorry for hitting the wrong shortcut command... (I meant to Ctrl-V =
    Paste but hit the SEND command.

    I still have no idea what I have been missing. I usually use Shortcut
    commands so don't know many names of the commands I use.

    OK, I just Googled and now I know what Navigator is. And I may tried this
    once or twice many many and many years ago, but never use the option to
    remember it.
    Joel, Aug 27, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    I use the Navigator window because I want to zoom in on an area when
    I'm working with a layer mask. I'm left-handed, and use the tablet
    pen with my left hand and keep my right hand on my track-ball to move
    the red square around the screen and increase or decrease the amount
    of zoom.

    Using the shortcut keys in this situation means moving one of my hands
    to the keyboard. Usually, that means my left hand so I'd have to put
    down the tablet pen. I can key in a shortcut with my right hand, but
    it feels awkward.
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    I am using Tablet & Pen so I always have 2 hands available to mess with
    the keyboard. I works mostly on closeup of potrtrait so I usually have the
    photo zoomed around 200-300+% most of the time, and using SPACEBAR for
    hand-grab command + pen to move around.

    The tablet has several buttons but I never use any of them to know much
    about th?m Or I just use whatever I have been using for nearly 2 decades
    Joel, Aug 27, 2010
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    winapi Guest

    Ok, thanks for the comments.
    winapi, Sep 3, 2010
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